Aliko Dangote 64th Richest In The World — Only Nigerian On The Bloomberg List Of The World’s Top 500 Billionaires

Bloomberg List Of The World’s Top 500 Billionaires: Aliko Dangote 64th Richest In The World

Aliko Dangote has moved up the billionaire list from 103rd in the world to 64th richest. The President of Dangote Group has an estimated worth of $16.6 billion and is the only Nigerian on the list of the top 500 billionaires, as released last week by Bloomberg.

This confirms Dangote as the richest man in Africa for the eighth year running. Jeff Bezos remains the richest in the world with $136 billion. Bill Gates and Warren Buffett followed as second and third respectively with $98.4 billion and $83 billion on the world billionaires’ list.

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There is a noticeable difference between earlier ranking by the Forbes Magazine which placed Dangote’s fortune at $10.8bn in the 2019 Forbes Africa’s Billionaires’ list released in January. However, the Nigerian billionaire still retained being the richest African for the eighth consecutive year in the latter ranking.

Five Africans made the Bloomberg list of the world’s top 500 billionaires which is dominated by North Americans. The four other Africans who made the list includes Nicky Oppenheimer of South Africa, who was ranked No. 216 with an estimated worth of $7.05 billion; Johann Rupert of South Africa (ranked No. 225 with an estimated worth of $6.92bn); and Natie Kash of South Africa (ranked No. 263 with an estimated worth of $6.10bn).

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Naguib Sawiris of Egypt, ranked No. 331 with an estimated fortune of $5.12bn, completed the fifth and last African on the list of 500 HNW individuals.

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Aliko Dangote 64th Richest In The World On Bloomberg List Of The World’s Top 500 Billionaires

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